Upfit and Open for Fun

BLYTHEWOOD – The playground at Doko Meadows Park reopened on Tuesday, May 30. The area was busy with people, big and small, on Wednesday morning following the announcement of its reopening. The park had been closed since mid-April for turf installation. New shades were added over the slide equipment in December 2020.

Christkindl in the park

BLYTHEWOOD – This year, the Blythewood Christmas Parade paired up with the Blythewood Farmer’s Market for a Christkindl, a new Christmas shopping experience in Doko Meadows Park, for an over-the-top holiday weekend. The Christkindl marketplace included a live nativity scene, live seasonal music, arts, crafts, food trucks, Christmas gifts, gluhwein and beverages and Santa Land.

Movie in the Park

Town Hall announces two new marketing hires

BLYTHEWOOD – The Town of Blythewood has hired two people to handle marketing duties for the Town. Kristi Coggins will take over as the new Doko Manor and Doko Meadows Park Director, succeeding Steve Hasterok, who will retire on April 30. Coggins, who will be paid $66,000 annually, will begin work on March 28, and […]

Reporting on park vandal getting expensive

BLYTHEWOOD – No progress has been made in a vandalism case that caused glaring tire track damage to Doko Park. Richland County investigators still haven’t publicly identified the prime suspect who remains at large, and now the sheriff’s department is charging hefty fees to provide its email communications with Town of Blythewood leaders concerning the […]

Doko Park vandals truck ID’d

BLYTHEWOOD – Following an incident of vandalism in Doko Meadows Park on Saturday, July 31, Mayor Bryan Franklin and Town Administrator Carroll Williamson said during the Aug. 2, town council meeting that the incident had been captured on park cameras. Williamson said he didn’t know if the incident had been reported to the Richland County […]

Vandals strike Doko Park again

BLYTHEWOOD – After the latest in what has been years of varying degrees of vandalism in the town park, Town officials say they’ve had enough. During Monday night’s town council meeting Mayor Bryan Franklin announced that the park was struck again over the weekend by vandals who dug deep ruts in the grass, making 20- […]

Doko Meadows Park rules revised to allow children of all ages

BLYTHEWOOD – As the original rules for the use of the park and Manor were adopted in 2017, the use of these facilities has grown, making security a critical issue, Town Administrator Carroll Williamson told council at Monday night’s council meeting. To that end, the rules are being updated and adopted, Williams said, to ensure […]

Farmer’s Market Donation

BLYTHEWOOD – Doko Meadows Park Foundation president Paul Moscati, second from left, presented a check for $20,000 to Mayor Bryan Franklin that will go toward a $375,000 loan from the town for projects in the park. Moscati said that future projects of the Foundation will be the farmers’ market, the spray ground, clock tower, an […]

Adventure is Out There

BLYTHEWOOD – Doko Meadows Park was transported into Pixar-land over the weekend with a twilight-showing of Up! The Saturday night showing was one of a series by event-sponsor Erica Page with Guaranteed Rate Affinity and the Town of Blythewood. Other movies in the lineup are High School Musical on Aug. 28 and Secret Life of […]